Nine Favorites from The Killers – #MusicMonday Band of the Week

Sam's Town - Released October 3rd, 2006 in the US (UK one day earlier), it seemed like forever between Hot Fuss and Sam's Town. I was lucky enough to have my first experience hearing most of the album live, at The Vegoose Festival in Las Vegas, the bands home town, less than a month after it's release. They put on a hell of a show to say the least, a lot better than the first time I saw them at the Key Arena in Seattle a year prior, a show I came away with the impression that they were purely a studio band.

I don't know why, but the first few listens to Sam's Town didn't grab me, and it took me at least two years before I gave it another try and began to appreciate it the way I do now. It's prrrrrobably my favorite Killers album.

When You Were Young - The lead single delivered big time. The first time I heard it was a crappy recording off of K-ROCK, downloaded of Kazaa. It sounded awful, but hearing the true version, on headphones, YESSIR. It's a very Springsteen-esque track, and The Boss is always good with me.

Read My Mind - Lead singer Brandon Flowers once called it the best song he's ever written. I know I dig it.